Early FlightThe first decades of aviation, marked by the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in 1903
September 2009 | By Tom Crouch
A virtual race to mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s first air meet
August 25, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
It didn't all happen at Kitty Hawk.
July 2009 | By Roger A. Mola
Diagnosis: Collective Panic Attack. Cause: Count von Zeppelin.
July 2009 | By Dan Vergano
July 2009 | By Tom D. Crouch
Songs inspired by the early age of flight.
February 19, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
January 2009 | By Tom Crouch
Five years after Kitty Hawk, the Wrights finally showed the world their invention.
August 29, 2008 | By Tom D. Crouch
Feng Ru made history on the California coast, then introduced airplanes to his native land.
August 13, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
In 1910, showmen flew death-defying stunts in Wright airplanes. Sometimes, death won.
May 2008 | By Paul Glenshaw
For their first airshows, the Wright exhibition team relied on the Model B.
March 19, 2008 | By Paul Glenshaw
A new biography details the exploits of teenage aviation pioneer Cromwell Dixon.
March 01, 2008 | By Tom Harpole
The aviation pioneer chronicled his life and work in a once rare (but now freely downloadable) 1912 book.
March 01, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
The seaplane Glenn Curtiss designed in 1914 may have had trouble on the ocean, but its reproduction is delighting a whole town on a lake.
March 2008 | By James Wynbrandt
A hub of creativity for early airplane builders: North Carolina? Ohio? Nope—Oregon. And these Oregonians had an independent streak.
May 2007 | By Ken Scott
The Spirit of Santos-Dumont
November 2006 | By Bettina H. Chavanne
Aviation historians and restorers get a rare peek at a 98-year-old engine.
November 2006 | By Linda Shiner
Has Hammondsport, New York, done right by its most famous citizen?
July 2006 | By Phil Scott
To understand the brothers, one historian found that what you know is less important than who you know.
March 2003 | By Tom D. Crouch
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab